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Paralysed fundraiser completes ten mile Great South walk

Credit: Simplyhealth Great South Run

Paralysed fundraiser Claire Lomas MBE has completed her toughest challenge to date at the Simplyhealth Great South Run, by walking the 10 miles over 24 hours in a bionic suit.

Claire, who was left paralysed from the chest down 10 years ago, crossed the finish line in Portsmouth this morning.

She was aided by the revolutionary Rewalk Suit, that allows her to walk by tilting her pelvis.

Claire started her #10in24 challenge on Sunday along with 20,000 other runners and continued throughout the day and night with no sleep.

A full day after setting off, Claire crossed the finish line on Clarence Esplanade, cheered on by hundreds of supporters.

Claire has already raised over £500,000 for the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation and hopes that tens thousands further can be added to the total through her challenge.

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